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Hollister New Image Flat Cut-to-Fit Flextend Ostomy Skin Barrier With Tape Border

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Item #: 14602
Green, 1.75" (44mm) Flange Size, Up to 1.25" (32mm) Stoma Opening
Item #: 14603
Red, 2.25" (57mm) Flange Size, Up to 1.75" (44mm) Stoma Opening
Item #: 14604
Blue, 2.75" (70mm) Flange Size, Up to 2.25" (57mm) Stoma Opening
Item #: 14606
Yellow, 4" (102mm) Flange Size, Up to 3.5" (89mm) Stoma Opening

Hollister New Image Flat Flextend Cut-To-Fit Skin Barrier With Tape Border is a component of an ostomy system. It is designed to provide a protective barrier between the stoma (the surgically created opening in the abdomen) and the adhesive pouching system. New Image Flextend Skin Barrier is designed to be cut to the desired size to accommodate the stoma's unique shape and size. This customization allows for a secure and personalized fit. The Flextend technology used in this skin barrier provides an extended wear time and enhances durability. It helps to protect the skin around the stoma from irritation and breakdown, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit for longer periods.

Why choose New Image Flextend Skin Barrier?

  • Cut-to-Fit
  • Floating Flange
  • Tape borders
  • Latex free

New Image Flat Flextend Cut-To-Fit Skin Barrier Features

  • Cut-to-Fit barrier allows the user to cut the Hollister skin barrier opening to the size and shape of the stoma
  • The floating Flange allows for fingers to be put under the flange for support while attaching the pouch to the barrier
  • The ostomy skin barrier is designed to be used with any New Image drainable, closed, or urostomy pouch with the same flange size
  • Cut to Fit barriers protect the skin from contact with stoma drainage, which helps prevent skin irritation and pain
  • Skin barriers are used to adhere an ostomy pouching system to the skin
  • Tape borders provide additional security to the attachment of the two-piece skin barrier to the skin

How to select compatible New Image components?

Every box label is color-coded to help you select compatible New Image components.

  • First, select the proper skin barrier
  • Then select a matching color-coded pouch (the red skin barrier box label is compatible to the red pouch box label).
    • Green: 1-3/4" (44mm)
    • Red: 2-1/4" (57mm)
    • Blue: 2-3/4" (70mm)
    • Yellow: 4" (102mm)

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How to Use New Image Flat Flextend Skin Barrier?

Skin preparation prior to use

Prepare the Skin Barrier and Pouch
1. Measure the stoma using a stoma measuring guide before every barrier application (if using a pre-sized barrier opening, go to step 4).
Prepare the Skin Barrier and Pouch
2. Trace the determined barrier size opening onto the skin barrier. The skin barrier should fit where the skin and stoma meet. Verify that no skin is showing between the skin barrier and the stoma to help prevent leakage and skin irritation.
Prepare the Skin Barrier and Pouch
3. Using small curved scissors, carefully cut an opening in the skin barrier to match the pattern. Do not cut beyond the line on the release liner.
Prepare the Skin Barrier and Pouch
4. Remove the release liner from the Hollister skin barrier. Set aside with adhesive facing up.

How to apply?

  • Minimize the amount of touching or contact with the barrier prior to application
  • Once applied to the skin, the barrier adhesion will improve with heat. Enhance the adherence of the skin barrier by using a hand or fingers to hold the skin barrier in contact with the skin for 30 to 60 seconds.
  • The flexibility of the barrier can be improved by warming prior to application. This can be accomplished by holding the barrier before removing the release paper or film. Do not microwave skin barriers.

Wear Time:

  • Wear time is defined as the length of time a product can be worn before failure
  • Failure is usually the result of barrier erosion or separation of the barrier from the skin
  • Wear time can vary widely based on factors such as skin condition, discharge consistency, activity, and climate
  • The goal is to provide predictable and consistent wear time

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is an ostomy skin barrier?

    An ostomy skin barrier is a protective layer that prevents infection around the sensitive stoma site. A stoma is a surgically created opening in the body used to excrete urine and bowel to ensure good health of your ostomy.

  2. How often do you change the ostomy skin barrier?

    You must change the skin barrier every three days, i.e., twice a week. Ensure you replace the pouch before it leaks or pulls apart from your skin.

  3. Can you irrigate the stoma daily?

    Yes, you can irrigate your colostomy at the same time every day. It will help you to train your bowel to function. It can help you stay drainage free for a day or two. It would be best to irrigate within an hour of a meal.

  4. How often should an ostomy pouch be emptied?

    An Ostomy pouch should be emptied six to eight times a day. Don't wait for the bag to be filled. Empty the bag when it is 1/3 full. A full bag can lead to leakage.

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